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UVic and VIU Deepen Relationship with Special Gifting Ceremony for New Chancellor

March 28, 2022

Cloy-e-iis, Dr. Judith Sayers, received a Talking Stick from UVic officials in a ceremony that followed Coast Salish protocol on March 24.A Talking Stick gifted by University of Victoria officials to Vancouver Island University’s Chancellor, Cloy-e-iis, Dr. Judith Sayers, solidifies... Read more


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VIU Receives Funding for new EV Skills Training Program

March 21, 2022

Minister Bruce Ralston visited VIU on March 21 to learn more about the new program.Automotive technicians will soon be able to upgrade their skills to work on electric vehicles (EVs) at Vancouver Island University (VIU), thanks to funding from the provincial government. The EV... Read more


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National Championship Basketball Tournament a Fond Farewell for VIU Student

March 18, 2022

Fifth-year student Amber Lease will suit up as a Mariner for the final time during the CCAA national tournament at VIU.There will be no shortage of top talent to watch during the 2022 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Women’s National Basketball Championship taking... Read more


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Program Helps Students Transform Business Ideas into Reality

March 17, 2022

VIU business training program helps those with disabilities on the road to self-employment.Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cooperative Entrepreneur Training Program (CETP) offers students with disabilities or those who have faced employment barriers the opportunity to... Read more


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High School Students Invited to Experience VIU During Discovery Day

March 16, 2022

What: Discovery Day 2022When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022Where: OnlineIt’s Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) largest event for high school students, and this year it’s taking place virtually, so students and parents can log in from anywhere.Discovery Day 2022 takes place on Tuesday... Read more


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VIU Mariners Women’s Basketball Team Aims for National Title on Home Turf

March 11, 2022

The national tournament, originally scheduled for 2020 but cancelled due to the pandemic, takes place March 25-27 at VIU.It’s a championship showdown – two years in the making.The top female university and college basketball players in Canada will descend on Nanaimo this month for... Read more


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PHO Removing Restrictions on Masks and Vaccine Passports

March 10, 2022

Sent on behalf of VIU’s Senior Management TeamEarlier today, Thursday, March 10, the BC Public Health Office (PHO) announced changes to masking and vaccine passport restrictions. Starting tomorrow, March 11, at 12:01 am, masks will no longer be required in most public... Read more


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VIU Welcomes Award-winning Researcher and Neuroscientist

March 8, 2022

Dr. Sandy Shultz has received a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award to continue his research at VIU.Improving treatment for people with traumatic brain injuries is the focus of an award-winning researcher joining Vancouver Island University (VIU) this year.Dr... Read more


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VIU Carpentry Program Partners With Nanaimo Hospice to Help Create Dream Home

March 7, 2022

Students will learn new technology and participate in the construction process.Students in the Carpentry program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be playing a big role in a new community project and it’s all for a good cause.The program is partnering with ... Read more


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Open House Showcases Research Initiatives in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere

March 7, 2022

WHAT: Regional Research, Stewardship and Citizen Science Open HouseWHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2-8 pmWHERE: Qualicum Beach Civic CentreAnyone curious about research and community stewardship activities happening in the Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region (MABR) and... Read more


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VIU Voices

Here you will find helpful information about new initiatives at VIU, process and policies changes that affect how we work, stories about the people who make up this fantastic community and examples of the life-changing work our employees undertake on a regular basis.

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Community Classroom

In our community classrooms, you can meet our faculty and students, discover new environments and change the world alongside us. We're excited to share our knowledge and passions with you. 

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VIU Magazine

Take a deeper dive into the people of this place, help us explore our potential and impact on the world.

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